BTCC boss Alan Gow on the future for touring car racing

As the boss of the British Touring Car Championship as well as President of the FIA Touring Car Commission, Alan Gow is the most senior leader in the touring car world. The category does not rely on technology for its reason to exist; it is all about close racing and entertainment. We have seen outer fringes of the category, like […]

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Ranked: Hamilton’s top 10 Formula 1 wins

We first picked out Lewis Hamilton’s 10 greatest Formula 1 victories after his 50th success at the 2016 United States Grand Prix. Remarkably, since then he has added another 34 wins, some of which have been among his best, so it seemed right to revisit the list as the 2020 season finally gets going. Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins […]

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Palmer: Valtteri Bottas was saved by the Safety Car

Despite winning from lights to flag, Jolyon Palmer says Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix was not one of Valtteri Bottas’ best races. Formula 1 returned to racing at the Red Bull Ring this past weekend with Bottas putting his W11 on pole position. The Finnish driver out-qualified his team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.012s only for Hamilton to drop to fifth on […]

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Sebastian Vettel scoffs at Binotto's coronavirus excuse

Sebastian Vettel doesn’t believe Mattia Binotto’s claims the pandemic forced Ferrari to change their 2021 driver plans, saying it was “not” a factor. Earlier this year Vettel and Ferrari announced that 2020 would be the German’s final season racing in red. Stating that the two no longer had a “common desire” to work together, Ferrari later confirmed Carlos Sainz as […]

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Acura, Cadillac drivers admit Mazda out of reach at Daytona

Drivers from both the Acura and Cadillac camps have admitted there was nothing they could do to challenge Mazda in last weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Mazda’s pair of RT24-Ps dominated the delayed second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship season, as Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito led home a one-two for the Japanese manufacturer ahead of teammates […]

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Mercedes: Bottas radio message nothing to do with ‘Multi 21’

Mercedes has rubbished any talk that it used ‘Multi 21’ tactics of cryptic team orders in the Austrian Grand Prix to call off the battle between its drivers. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were leading the season opener, but both were facing critical gearbox issues that Mercedes feared could cause them to retire from the race. As well as both […]

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'Maybe Mercedes didn't think Norris could do it'

Lando Norris put in the fastest lap of the Austrian GP on lap 71 to sneak into third place ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 0.198s. Qualifying third for the Austrian Grand Prix, Norris had hoped for a good showing in Sunday’s 71-lap grand prix. The Brit was involved in several tussles, barging his way past Sergio Perez to run fourth […]

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F1 news: Ferrari losing 0.7 seconds per lap on straights

Mattia Binotto believes it will be “very difficult” for Ferrari to rectify its straight-line speed disadvantage this Formula 1 season after losing 0.7 seconds per lap to Mercedes in Austria. Ferrari endured a disastrous qualifying at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday as Charles Leclerc qualified almost one second off the pace in seventh, one year on from taking pole position […]

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Horner: Hamilton is the one who needs to change approach

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says Lewis Hamilton is the one who perhaps needs to race differently in the future, following his second clash with Alex Albon in three races. Hamilton and Albon were battling for second place in the closing stages of the Austrian Grand Prix when the Red Bull driver was tipped in to a spin […]

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George Russell: A shame but we were lacking pace

Grinding to a halt when his FW43 lost fuel pressure, George Russell was left to rue what could have been in an Austrian GP where only 11 cars finished. Russell qualified in a strong P17 for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, missing out on a Q2 berth by 0.07s. It was perhaps a sign that Williams, bottom of the log in […]

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